Eviota nigrispina Greenfield & Suzuki, 2010
Blackspine dwarfgoby
Eviota nigrispina
photo by Kanehara, H.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.23 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Japan and West Papua, Indonesia
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species has dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 8/8; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; when alive or fresh, there is a distinct black stripe along the backbone and when preserved, with a strong black pigment along scale pockets on the ventral half of the sides (Ref. 85481).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.11.10
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.07.17

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